We may not be shopping for new pencils or textbooks, but in the spirit of back-to-school season, here are a few things we learned about and loved this week. (No pop quizzes, we promise.)
Music: It’s the last (unofficial) weekend for summer songs. We’ve got The Knocks’s new disco-pop jam on repeat, via The Hairpin.
Reading: 20 classic stories written by women in The New Yorker—yep, we said 20, via The Cut.
Biking: The most brilliant hack for biking in a skirt without flashing the neighborhood, via Penny In Your Pants.
Spelling: Do you consistently misspell the same word? Us too. A little essay on exactly that, via The Paris Review.
Word: hanyauku (n.; Kwangali): the act of walking on tiptoes across hot sand.